Artificial human embryos could soon be on the horizon, but what will it mean? Well, arguably the potential of such a breakthrough could herald a new biological revolution.
Altering the genome, typically to better understand gene and protein function. This also paves the way for gene therapy.
Studies using CRISPR on monkeys look encouraging, but more needs to be done before the gene-editing technology can be used on humans.
Researchers have tweaked CRISPR, enabling them to monitor the outcome of tens of thousands of gene edits in the time it currently takes to analyse a few.
Experts in medicine and law are urging the US to allow for the replacement of mutation-bearing mitochondria to prevent fatal illnesses in children.
The team who previously stated that CRISPR caused hundreds of unintended mutations are unable to replicate their controversial result.
Last week, a 13-year-old boy found himself at the centre of medical history in the US as he became the first to receive an FDA-approved gene therapy for an inherited form of blindness.
The Mayo Clinic’s David Smith, talks about science fiction writer, Nancy Kress, whom he thinks is not only a great storyteller, but is also a genius in how she demonstrates how genetics can alter society within her novels.
Scientists have created a new tool that targets not DNA, but RNA, and used it to correct a protein imbalance in cells from a dementia patient, restoring them to healthy levels.
The fragile X syndrome is the most common form of intellectual impairment in men, affecting 1 out of 3,600 boys. Scientists have used CRISPR to restore its activity.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has put scientists and health workers around the globe on alert for a new and potentially deadly pathogen – Disease X.
One new gene editing technique is so precise, it’s almost shocking. MhAX, as it’s called, uses CRISPR and a DNA repair system to alter a single DNA base in the human genome.